Education

Education

We believe that education
empowers people

When individuals study, their self-esteem improves because they realize the potential they have to transform their lives and communities.

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At Amextra we offer children, youth, and adults access to high-quality education so they can improve their opportunities.

Services

Academic support:
  • Continuing education classes (literacy, primary, secondary and high school studies completion)
  • Homework Help Center
  • Summer enrichment programs
  • Math and Spanish classes
  • English workshops
  • Computer workshops

Regions:
  • State of Mexico 

Peace Education:

  • Workshops for children, parents and teachers about values and non-violent conflict resolution
  • Self-esteem workshops for women

Project implemented in:
  • Guerrero
  • Chiapas
  • State of Mexico

The facts

In Mexico...


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35% of people over the age of 15 years old suffer from educational setbacks (INEA, 2015)
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4 out of 5 Mexican children do not have the academic skills that correspond to their grade level (ONU, 2014)
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20% of teens (15-17 y/o) do not study or work (Save the Children, 2017)

Amextra’s Achievements

More than
0
children served in Mexico State each year.
More than
0
certificates of completed studies awarded in partnership with the National Institute for Adult Education
More than
0
individuals trained in Peace Education themes

Testimony

"We have two daughters who cannot go to school because we came from the US and I have not been able to sort out their documents...”

“We have two daughters who cannot go to school because we came from the US and I have not been able to sort out their documents. Amextra helps us a lot because my daughters have been coming to classes and their progress has been notable. In Spanish, my daughters have improved their skills by 70%. They have learned to divide, subtract, add, multiply and work with fractions. Now, one of my daughters works with Ms. Ruth counting money because that has been difficult for her. I think it is because she is used to American currency. With Ms. Ruth’s help, I know that my daughter will learn quickly.”

María - Education Program - State of Mexico

"At some moments the parents and the children cried when they realized that they were all caught up in violence...”

“At some moments the parents and the children cried when they realized that they were all caught up in violence—the parents who had experienced violence as children, hit their own children, they yelled at them and they would tell them that they did not have time for them. Many parents asked their children for forgiveness and admitted to themselves that they needed to change their behavior.”

Mariana Zago - Regional Coordinator of Lomas de San Isidro

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